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5G Development Conference; The £160bn Sector

Tuesday, 5th January 2021 0930hrs – 1300hrs

This event will delve into the future of 5G across the UK – a sector worth over £160bn over the next decade.

It is estimated that the development of 5G will be worth £160bn to the UK economy over the next decade. As well as enhancing user experience, the roll-out of 5G will have implications across the built environment. It presents a wealth of opportunities – through more efficient use of VR and AR and the expansion of the Internet of Things etc, but also brings challenges due to factors such as its shorter range and reduced ability to travel through obstacles.

This conference will help you understand the consequences 5G will have on the industry, as well as showcasing some of the major developments that are planned in order to bring forward 5G and its associated infrastructure, including discussions of the procurement process and opportunities to get involved. Speakers will discuss:

  • 5G testbed programmes sharing best practice
  • Scotland 5G Centre’s activity across the country
  • Learning’s from the £350m Smart Belfast plans
  • Major works and development activity in the sector
  • Interxion’s Data Centre plans as they own 300+
  • Telefonica’s 5G programme of works across the UK
  • Sunderland City Council’s trailblazing 5G schemes
  • How 5G will play its role in the levelling up agenda
  • Expertise from Cambridgeshire – a leading digital city
  • And Much More…

Speakers include:

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Agenda and Programme:

09:30-09:50 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

09:50-11:00 Session One: What Will 5G Mean to the Built Environment?

A panel of thought leaders and decision makers from across the sector will discuss the challenges and opportunities created by the adoption of 5G technology, and explore the impact it will have on the sector in the coming months and years.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Digital Catapult; Dritan Kaleshi, Head of Technology, 5G

Arcadis; Mark Harrop, Senior Strategic Opportunities Director

Tech London Advocates; Caroline Puygrenier, Chair of the 5G Working Group

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Public Sector Led 5G Development

A host of public sector leadership involved in the roll-out of 5G discuss the projects they are involved in, giving updates on progress and sharing opportunities to get involved.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

The Scotland 5G Centre; Paul Coffey, Chief Executive

Sunderland City Council; Liz St Louis, Assistant Director of Smart Cities

Connecting Cambridgeshire and Smart Cambridge; Noelle Godfrey, Programme Director

Connected Places Catapult; Dr Reza Akhavan, Senior Technologist

12:30-13:00 Networking, Exhibition & Close

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We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into their future development projects, plans and vision for 5G across the UK. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Digital Catapult – Dritan Kaleshi, Head of Technology, 5G

Dritan is Head of Technology – 5G at Digital Catapult, where he has established and leads the 5G Programme in Future Networks. His focus is on national 5G coordination and how to best support start-ups and scaleup innovation and technical advances on new 5G network architectures, network and service orchestration, edge computing and IoT support. He will discuss Digital Catapult’s work to stimulate innovation and the adoption of 5G including the testbed accelerator program.

 

Tech London Advocates – Caroline Puygrenier, Chair of 5G Working Group

Tech London Advocates (TLA) boast a network of more than 9,000 tech leaders, entrepreneurs and experts from across the UK. The 5G Working Group is a community of ecosystem stakeholders that operate independent of government and are led by the private sector to aid in delivering the potential of full 5G roll-out to consumers, businesses and wider society.

The TLA 5G Working Group is hosted by EMEA data centre experts, Interxion, where Caroline also works as Director of Strategy and Business Development Connectivity.

The Scotland 5G Centre – Paul Coffey, Chief Executive Officer

The Scotland 5G Centre is the national centre for 5G, accelerating demand, deployment and adoption of 5G in Scotland. The centre received initial investment from the Scottish Government and is an innovative partnership between the Scottish Futures Trust, University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde. The centre has been working to increase connectivity across the nation with its’ innovation districts and 5G Scotland Rural Testbed projects.

Sunderland City Council – Liz St Louis, Assistant Director, Smart Cities

Sunderland was named UK smart city of the year for 2020 for its forward thinking approach and the pace at which they are driving forward projects to embed an augmented digital infrastructure. The city council are moving forward with projects including upgrades to vital digital infrastructure connecting the city through the continuing rollout of free ultrafast public wi-fi with download speeds surpassing the first 5G cities, expansion of the National Assistive Technologies test-bed, delivering solutions to enable vulnerable people to live safely at home, reducing social care intervention and the implementation of transport solutions for traffic mapping to inform future traffic flow and allow real-time traffic management.

 

Connected Places Catapult – Dr Reza Akhavan, Senior Technologist

Reza is an accomplished Senior Technologist conceptualising and delivering transformative urban and mobility technologies  at Connected Places Catapult. He has over 14 years of experience of successful delivering R&D and EU projects in industry and academia. He has strong technical skills and experience to ensure strategies, standards, and architectures are consistent and integrated across the domain. His technical work focusing on emerging networking technologies and wireless and mobile communication, specialise in particular in M2M/IoT and 5G. Prior to the Catapult, he led technical contributions in several IoT projects at the Intel Collaborative Research Institute at Imperial College London, BT Research, Vodafone R&D. He contributed in Ofcom’s TV White Space trail and EU’s H2020 SynchroniCity, and other FP7 projects.

Connecting Cambridgeshire and Smart Cambridge – Noelle Godfrey, Programme Director

As the person responsible for supporting the development of future facing digital infrastructure in Cambridgeshire, Noelle is on the frontline of the UK’s digital revolution. Since joining the council, Noelle has helped Cambridgeshire become a leading digital county and has recently led a number of successful funding bids to further expand the programme to target improvements in voice and data mobile (2G & 4G), extend full fibre networks, trial 5G (next generation mobile) and increase public access Wi-fi coverage over the next four years.

Arcadis – Mark Harrop, Senior Strategic Opportunities Director

Mark is an expert in 5G and digital connectivity and has written extensively on the 5G revolution and the impact it will have on the built environment. He will provide some thought leadership on the challenges that need to be overcome to ensure the UK sees the full benefits of the technology, and how the opportunities and challenges the it will present to those working in construction and the built environment.

Associate your brand with the 5G Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the implementation of 5G across the UK.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,500+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “5G Development Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

Tickets

Tickets are not currently available for this event.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, 5th January 2021

Time:
0930hrs – 1300hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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